Artist Interview: Feather + Dot Talk Electronic Mantra (Part 2 of 2)

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part interview with Hargo and Sanjay of Feather + Dot. You can read Part 1, where they reveal the inspiration for their latest album Electronic Mantra


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Can you tell us a little bit about who you are? What are your passions?

We met in San Diego through a bizarre set of circumstance and mutual friends, which began this crazy journey we’ve been on the past seven years playing music together. We’ve slept in vans playing tiny clubs, flown across the world to play at the India Surf Festival, surfed the Pacific tides across from Swami Yoganda’s SRF ashram in Cardiff, rode bikes across the playa at Burning Man, and landed in the heart of the beast in Hollywood. That right there basically sums up our passions. Playing music and chasing the adventures in life, wherever they take us.

Can you give us a sneak peak into your creative process?

Our process usually consists of throwing out ideas, then landing on something we like. Usually one of us says, “Dude! I have this awesome idea,” and then the other says, “Oh wait! Dude! I have a great idea.” After about 30 minutes of that, we listen back and say “Is this even good?…Okay, it is. Let’s keep going.” We just ride the momentum of our enthusiasm. There’s a lightning that happens when ideas get executed and exchanged that quickly.

What do you hope your listeners experience or learn as they listen to your album?

Feather_&_Dot_58 copyThis album is so full of color and texture. It’s intended for you to create your own experience. We aimed for Electronic Mantra to be an inspirational, energizing, and dancy piece of art. If someone listens to this, and it inspires them to live their dream and connect more with who they are, mission accomplished!

How did come to start practicing Kundalini Yoga?

Hargo grew up with Yogi Bhajan in Espanola, so Kundalini Yoga was a part of his life from a young age. Sanjay spent summers in India every year from childhood and was exposed to many forms of yoga. In 2012, we both went to Summer Solstice Sadhana at Ram Das Puri, participated in White Tantric Yoga (not together), and really got into Sodarshan Chakra Kriya as a regular practice, which we both continue to this day.

Is there anything else you would like to share with us?

Again, we hope you share the same feelings of mystery, inspiration, and connectedness that we felt when making Electronic Mantra. Sat Nam!

You can learn more about Feather + Dot and the inspiration behind their new album in Part 1 of our interview.


 

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